I recently heard someone describe Twitter as the modern-day equivalent of the office water cooler: it’s where people go to share news, ideas, frustrations and to just take a break. And what better way to take a break and get inspired than in the company of some of Indy’s most creative minds?
If you’re looking for a little refreshment, Christopher and I, who oft drink at the digital fount, have put together a starter list of creative people we admire who work (and tweet) in Indy. You’ll notice there are so many more we could include—we didn’t even breach the creative territories of Indy tech!—and we’d love to hear whose on your list.
1. Tasha Jones
Indianapolis teacher and founder of the Hello Beautiful movement, Tasha Jones keeps you moved with occasional poems and excellent insights into what’s happening in the world. -CN
For all things alt and indie lit, look no further than Theresa. As the woman at the helm of Vouched Books and Corgi Snorkel Press, she’ll keep you updated on the latest authors and literary events coming through Indianapolis, and you’ll get some great book recommendations along the way.
3. Joey Ponce
Joey, Joey, Joey. Let me count the ways. Another amazing letterer and illustrator, Ponce’s love for Indy and his constant striving to be a better Joey will make you want to be his best friend. -CN
4. John Beeler
Asthmatic Kitty Records is host to a stunning array of musical talent, including the fierce local darlings Lily & Madeleine. Follow him for updates on new releases and recent reviews of the label’s consistently inventive work.
5. Tony Styxx
Tony’s Twitter feed is like a playlist of the best hip-hop and spoken word performances you need to watch right now. Follow him for the scoop on upcoming open mic nights around Indianapolis where you can catch him and other artists in action.
6. Jim Walker
Big Car Collaborative brings together creative forces from all over the city and around the world to make community-driven art. If you want to find the cross-section between city building and having fun, here’s a great place to go.
7. Janneane Blevins
With a fashion magazine and a shop for indie periodicals that both list her name in big letters in their credits, Janneane is a linchpin in the creative Indy community. She’ll keep your indie mag shopping list full, and she’ll keep you updated on creative events in their shop space, too.
8. Mab Graves
We’ve gushed about her before, so of course we follow her for glimpses into her fantastically imaginative and beautiful world. One of Indy’s most prominent artists, Mab is the very epitome of her Waifs and Strays, and her whimsy is evident in her 140-character quips. -CN
9. Bob Ewing
If you want to watch someone grow as an artist, follow this Twitter. His #hashtaglettering project has been incredible to witness over the past year, as Bob has gone from a fledgling letterer to an absolute ringer in the art form. -CN